IPF to raise funds for Utar at show


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 08 Apr 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indian Progressive Front (IPF) will hold a cultural show-cum-donation campaign to raise funds for Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) at Mint Hotel at 7.30pm on April 19. 

Its president Datuk M.G. Pandithan said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik would be the guest of honour at the show, held in conjunction with the Tamil New Year which falls on April 14. 

“We urge our members and the Indian community to come forward and donate as much as they can to Utar which is an MCA project,” he said, adding that the function was planned several months ago. 

Pandithan said the contributions, whether in cash or kind, would be handed over to Dr Ling, who has been a supporter of IPF, which had been knocking on the doors to be admitted into Barisan Nasional. 

“Our main objective is to popularise Utar to the Indian community. We also hope that more Indians, especially from the lower income group, could further their studies in the university,” Pandithan said. 

He said many Indian parents sent their children to private colleges and not many considered TAR College. 

He said although most IPF members were poor they would donate whatever they could as they knew only education could uplift the standard of the community.  

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